They that forsake the law praise the wicked; but such as keep the law contend with them.
2 Thessalonians 2:3
2 Peter 2:7-9
Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously? Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins. But thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee:
In a day where seemingly wickedness and lawlessness prosper, we ask the age old question, why does God allow it ("yet let me talk with thee of thy judgements"). Remember that your walk with Him is personal, ("But thou, O LORD, knowest me"). He knows how to rescue us from the trials. Rest in this knowledge and trust Him in all the things we do and do not understand. Let us walk uprightly, obeying the laws of God and man. If we don't, we will surely find ourselves embracing and praising the wicked rather than contending with them.